JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WGNO) — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a female inmate.

According to officials, a female inmate was taken to the hospital after officers found her unresponsive in her cell on Friday (Jan. 20) around 7:30 a.m. She was hospitalized overnight where she later died the following morning around 8:40 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

The incident remains under investigation. Detectives do not suspect foul play.

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